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NYSCC Showcases Global Technology Under One Roof
By: Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
Posted: May 19, 2010
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Solabia’s biodiversity focus surely fit the global theme of the exhibition. In addition to discussing Delipidol, its combination of punicic acid and tyrosol for anticellulite products previously covered by C&T magazine, the company also presented its Sensoil range, a line of vegetal oils naturally perfumed for hair and skin. The line includes three oils: Cumaru, Pimenta Rosa and Piprioca. Cumaru is made from a Brazilian wood, whereas Pimenta Rosa is made from a type of red pepper. The interesting story lies in Piprioca, which is associated with the story of Piprioca, a warrior who exuded a scent that naturally attracted many women. When he suddenly disappeared, a new species of tree grew in his home, from which the ingredient was sourced. These oils allow for fragrance-free formulations that nourish and moisturize the skin.
Gelest Inc. was present at the exhibition to discuss its surface-modified pigments and fillers designed to address the color cosmetic chemist’s formulation needs. The surface treatment process that is conducted on the pigments and fillers is performed at the company’s newly constructed powder facility. The surface-modifiers offer improved feel, durability, improved wetting and high pigment loading to color cosmetics.
Also focusing on both raw materials and formulation technologies was Dow Corning. The company presented Dow Corning EL-8050 ID Silicone Organic Elastomer Blend and Dow Corning EL-8051 IN Silicone Organic Elastomer Blend, which impart feel to natural skin care, sun care and color cosmetics. The blends have a wide range of compatibility to other organic ingredients and are said to impart a dry, smooth, silky feel. The company has also created a guide for the use of its silicone emulsifiers. To use the guide, a formulator must first choose the desired viscosity and then choose what type of emulsion they are creating before they choose the appropriate emulsifier. The formulator can also work backwards, choosing the emulsifier they want first, and then deciding what type of emulsion and viscosity they want to create.
There were many more innovative raw materials and formulation technologies shown at Suppliers’ Day than discussed in this report—probably more than the most energetic formulator could cover in two days. However, the wealth of innovation at exhibition supported the idealistic notion that despite a time of economic hardship, the cosmetic industry is globally pushing forward and more innovative than ever.